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About 100 thousand rapid tests already used for testing of health care workers.

About 100 thousand test-systems for detection of antibodies to the new coronavirus by enzyme immunoassay (ELISA) used for screening health care workers. About it Sergei Sobyanin announced the TV channel “Russia 24”. In the next two weeks of such a system is planned to introduce large quantities in the Moscow medical institutions the tests will be done free of charge.

“System ELISA for the detection of antibodies in Moscow is today, rapid tests first, we tested them. About 100 thousand of them were spent for screening health care workers. Today we introduce a powerful verification system venous blood in order for the antibodies to determine sick or not a person was sick, hurt or not hurt. I hope that within a week or two these systems in droves are already implemented in Moscow”, — said the Mayor.

According to him, this meant that the volume and quality of testing will improve dramatically. The systems that will apply in clinics and other public medical institutions are free.

In Moscow on 100 thousand people accounted for almost 5.7 thousand studies on coronavirus infection. Only in the capital today dirprovider more than 730 thousand tests. According to this indicator, Moscow is the absolute leader among cities in the world. Every day tests for COVID-19 hand over more 25 thousand persons. They’re held in Federal, private and municipal laboratories.

On coronavirus infection testing of patients with pneumonia and all who live with those who have confirmed COVID-19. In addition, the biomaterial for the presence of coronavirus taken from people with symptoms of SARS. Also in the city are screened for medical and social workers, police, housing and communal services and transport, that is, those who are in contact with lots of people.

Moscow is the leader among big cities in number of tests for coronavirus 100 thousand people

The temporary restrictions in Moscow extended until may 11. This is done to most of the residents could remain at home and less time in contact with other people.

The city closed entertainment venues, beauty salons, cafes and restaurants. Work as usual only to grocery stores, pharmacies, pet shops, services, delivery outlets and stores, shops where you can buy necessities.

Learn more about the prevention of coronavirus and methods of combating the disease is possible by phone of hot line of the complex social development of the city of Moscow: 7 (495) 870-45-09 (daily from 08:00 to 21:00), and in special projects

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